Mahalo nui to the Moloka‘i community for hosting Hōkūleʻa this week!
Hōkūleʻa departed Moloka‘i bound for O‘ahu, on a sail focusing on leadership and safety training for the Worldwide Voyage (WWV) and on training Moloka‘i crew members. The captains on board will be going through safety drills and documenting performance data.
At departure, president of the Voyaging Society, Nainoa Thompson, explained, “Safety is our highest priority—we aren’t going on the WWV voyage unless we are prepared. Today, we will be going over every inch of Hōkūleʻa to make a drydock plan to prepare her for the Worldwide Voyage. We are going to begin creating a new training manual to prepare our crew for safety at sea.”